If general manager Dave Caldwell sticks to his philosophy of leaning toward a needs-based pick at the top of the NFL draft, it's hard to imagine the Jaguars not taking a pass-rusher with the No. 2 overall choice unless they trade significantly down out of the slot. Of all the team's needs, an edge rusher is critical after the Jaguars finished last in the league in sacks (20) and have no presence outside of maybe Jason Babin.
One thing is clear about new Jaguars coach Gus Bradley. He won’t hesitate to change or adjust his defense schemes. Facing the dynamic but hobbled Robert Griffin III in the Seahawks-Redskins NFC wild card playoff game on Jan. 6, Bradley — then the Seattle defensive coordinator — drew up a game plan that called for four-man pass rushes. For three-and-a-half quarters, the Seahawks blitzed Griffin only twice in 23 drop-backs.
The Jaguars Foundation has provided a $10,000 grant to the Exchange Club Family Center of Northeast Florida to assist with the organization’s in-home parent aide services for 2013. The Exchange Club Family Center provides professional facilitators that serve Jacksonville families in their homes to administer parent aide programs in an effort to reduce the risk for child abuse and help families grow and prosper.